July 4th Celebrations

As a reminder to our clients, the Fourth of July brings a weekend full of celebration, parties, parades, and firework displays. Although fireworks are lovely to see in person, please do…

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Guidelines for Assistance Dogs

We have heard from a number of you asking for guidance and tips for going back to work with your Assistance Dogs. We understand that you might have concerns about…

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Hot Weather Considerations

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Massage Anyone?

If you’re looking for a way to relax your dog…look no further.  The instructions below will explain how to properly perform the 5 Step Dog Massage that NEADS now teaches during training.

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Staying Busy while Staying Home

These past few weeks have gotten all of us thinking of ways to keep busy and stay motivated.  The NEADS Training Department has put together some handy tips on ways…

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Maintaining Training during Quarantine

We’ve been getting a lot of questions about how to keep up with your dog’s training and keep them mentally challenged when most of us are living in states with a stay at home or shelter in place order.  Here are some suggestions…

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Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update from NEADS

Dear NEADS Clients, With the concerns surrounding COVID-19 (the coronavirus), NEADS wanted to reach out to you as owners of NEADS Service and Assistance Dogs. For this post, we have…

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Ask the Vet: 5 Things to Know about Pet Dental Health

February is National Pet Dental Health month, and while taking care of our pets’ teeth is a year-round effort, this is the perfect time to understand the important role oral health care plays in our pets’ health. Thanks to Dr. Cathryn Cleveland, veterinarian at Ashland Animal Hospital, Ashland, MA and NEADS volunteer, for this information.

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Ask the Vet: Prevent Pets from Packing on the Pounds

A majority of pets in the U.S. are suffering from a serious condition that not only shaves years off their lives but can also dramatically reduce the quality of the…

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Ask the Vet: Six tips for avoiding that holiday trip to the pet hospital

We’ve all eaten too much food at some point during the holidays, but most of us will not try an appetizer of tinsel or a main course of turkey bones.

Pets are a different story. Every year at this time, dogs and cats start swallowing some ill-advised holiday foods — and things that aren’t food at all. So the staff at BluePearl Veterinary Partners, which has animal hospitals in more than 20 states, are expecting to see the usual influx of pets during this holiday season.

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Gentle Leader

It has recently been brought to the training department’s attention that some of our clients are not always using the Gentle Leader.  This is of great concern to us!  All…

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Ask the Vet: Holiday Hazards for Pets

November and December are filled with fun holiday celebrations, but an unexpected trip to the vet can instantly spoil the cheer. From turkey bones to tinsel, veterinarians treat dozens of…

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Blue-Green Algae Blooms

With the warm weather we have been experiencing, the risk of blue-green algae blooms (cyanobacteria) in some ponds, lakes and rivers is increasing.  Here are some tips to keep you…

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Ask the Vet: Cannabis and Dogs

With the increased use of medical marijuana and the nationwide loosening of legal restrictions on the use of marijuana, there is an increased danger of harmful exposure to dogs and…

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Ask the Vet: Summer Safety Tips

The warm summer months invite us to get outside to run, walk, or play with our beloved and eager dogs. The following tips will help ensure it’s a fun, safe…

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